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Ginger peachy

Posted by ESC on February 18, 2009 at 14:00

In Reply to: Ginger peachy posted by Joe on February 17, 2009 at 16:43:

: : Anyone know the origin of the term "ginger peachy"? Meaning something is wonderful, great. "Things are just ginger peachy".

: 1948 the film "Rope", seems the earliest use of
: this one, ginger-peachy fine and admirable

Backing up a bit. Here's what I've found: Peachy -- peach cider, 1781. "Listening to America" by Stuart Berg Flexner (Simon and Schuster, New York, 1982). Page 10. Peachy - meaning approval, college slang around 1900. Peachy keen -- as sarcasm, mainstream 1960s. "Flappers 2 Rappers: American Youth Slang" by Tom Dalzell (Merriam-Webster Inc., Springfield, Md., 1996). Page 4, 120.